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to be meeting at the park 55 he is not only the most controversial sheriff in america he has always called himself the toughest sheriff in america which makes this next picture funny. pictures from last night he walked down the street here makes a dichotomy going on. arpaio has been the center of illegal immigration debate for many years he's very aggressive. u.s. department says too aggressive they filed a lawsuit against him for racial profiling. arpaio loves the camera, he loves the controversy. so far this visit he wants to know where everybody is? >> i'm a little disappointed from new hampshire to california, every time i travel, give a speech i have demonstrators, i don't see any here. >> reporter: san francisco district attorney gascon knows arpaio from days together in arizona he was a police chief in mesa, he contributed to arpaio's opponent in the election last month, but arpaio won again, he's been sheriff there for 20 years he's instituted pink underwear for men, pink baloney and brought back chain gangs. he wants to be known as the toughest sheriff in america. terry mcsweeney,
recorder linda yee asked the questions instead. >> reporter: he's america's toughest sheriff. joe admits he courts controversy. >> welcome to san francisco. >> reporter: he got a dose of that when drag queens invaded his dinner party. the sheriff is in town for a convention. he hoped to reach out to eighth graders at a middle school who sent him letters. students wrote in spanish their disagreement with his fight against illegal immigrants and his tent prisons in the desert sun. >> they called may racist. i just wanted to meet with the kids and tell them the truth. >> reporter: he had to set the set the kids straight but the district canceled the meeting. the rep said she was too busy but denied there ever was a meeting. the sheriff defends arizona law that allows his deputies to check people's citizenship. >> so you don't speak english. you have no id. you can't tell where you're from or anything else. >> reporter: that would be the criteria? >> that's part of it. that's suspicion. it's lower than probable cause. and then we have a right to call immigration and check you out. >> reporter:
up at 7:00 is good morning america. dan harris is joining us live from new york to tell us what they are working on. good morning. >> hey, carolyn, good morning to you. two storms set to swoop in just in times it make the post christmas journey home potentially a big mess. millions of travels may be affected. ginger is here to tell us when the two storms will affect most strongly. and the mad dash, as you well know, christmas 48 hours away. the last minute shoppers wondering where to get the best deals the day before christmas eve or christmas eve eve. we have all the last-minute tips and ways for you to save money and time. and christmas criminals on a less happy note. caught on tape, some grinch captured red-handed as they try to steal people's purchases. check outweighs people tried and failed to sneak off with christmas gifts. most of them busted, which is the good news. and on a very positive note we are calling him st. nick. how this pro basketball player surprised basketball in need with a christmas they will never forget. a member of the new york knicks, amarie stoudemir
, an america's cup competitor is caution oracle team u.s.a. of spying. the italian team has filed a formal protest to an international jury of sailing experts they say the oracle team sent an inflate boat to take pictures of their catamaran last month in new zealand. oracle admits it sent someone to watch but claims it didn't break rules. the america's cup will be held on san francisco bay next summer. >>> did you say something about it being raiders day? >> it is raiders day here on abc7. >> it sure is. raiders fans are already gearing up, partying before the big game. kira klapper is live in san leandro at a hang out that bleeds black and silver. they look hard-core there. >> reporter: they are. let me get out of the way so you can see them -- [ inaudible ] these fans have packed in for game day they come the night before game day, unfortunately, we have to take away from this live shot and show you one of those nights before game day. you can see this is the next best place to watch the game if you are not at the stadium. ricky's has been an institution since 1946 started in hayward and
morning america." good morning, dan. >> hey, good morning to you. coming up on gma, this morning the mess in the west. i know this is a story for a lot of people to the north of you, they call it the pineapple express. but as you know, it's not as pleasant as it sounds. the weather system that's laidling a series of storms on top of northern cal, and washington. we will have the latest on all of that. and check this out. the holiday crusade. one girl is on a quest. her little boy wants to be a chef for christmas but all the easy bake ovens are two girly. what this young activist is doing about it. she's extraordinary. and the winners, a couple claiming their share of the $588 million power ball jackpot but the mystery continues this morning, who has the other tickets. and we go behind the scenes with the secret santa. an unidentified guy handing out cash to people hit hard from super storm sandy. wait until you see the reaction this man gets. it's an incredible story. hope you will join us. >> we will, of course. thank you, dan, so much. >> thanks. >> in sports, tonight the first place wa
america to go in other words the rights of the few overcome the safety of the majority i don't think so i think america is ready ready or not.the battle to ban weapons like this one.is bound to be a tough one. >>reporter: maureen kelly kron4 news. >> the repercussions of the school massacre are being felt here in the bay area. schools safety - something many took for granted -is now being questioned. here is how some districts are addressing the fears of parents and students. from berkeley unified.while tragedies are very rare, when they do happen, our concern for the victims may bring worries about our own children and their day to day safety. we want you to know that all berkeley schools have safety plans and we run through drills frequently. and this from san francisco unified schools. in the wake of such a national tragedy, we redouble our efforts to work together to ensure that our students, families and school staff remain safe. the city and district are working closely together to immediately respond to schools and provide support needed in the event of any school crisis. kron 4's
with a tough message. what happened at gun shows across america today? >>> holiday havoc. two days until christmas and two new storms bearing down. as tens of millions of americans scramble for their gifts, we look inside the mind of the last-minute shopper. >>> irresistible. the dental assistant in iowa fired because her boss says she was too attractive. the shock over how the state's highest court has ruled on this case. >>> and extreme gifting. what america's one percenters may find under their trees this
that. >> i'm tired of the rain. thank you, francis. coming up at 7:00 is good morning america and dan harris is joining us live from new york to tell us what you are working on. hi, dan. >> hi, carolyn. good morning to you. we are going to be talking about the weather, as well, this morning. traffic accidents, cancelled flights and in some place as foot of snow. it's been a huge mess for holiday travel in this part of the country but it's having ripple effects for your part of the country. and now the coldest temperatures are the year are setting in and there's a big new storm developing for california and many other states out west. ginger is all over the story this morning. it's the legendary hail mary we may see on capitol hill today. the question is can we get a deal done or will washington's dysfunction drive up all our tax bills. and superstars oak ridge boys and a serenade for the hospitalized former president h.w. bush. it seems to have worked. we will have the good news for you. and a new cell phone contract. the extraordinary 18-point agreement that this mom made her teenage
what they think about him. >> reporter: he's america's toughest sheriff. and joe arpaio admits he courts controversy. he got a dose of that tonight when drag queens invaded his dinner party. the sheriff is in town for a convention. he hoped to also reach out to eighth graders at the middle school who sent him letters. students wrote in spanish their disagreement with his fight against illegal immigrants and his tent prisons in the hot desert sun. >> they accused me of running concentration camps. they called me a racist. so i just wanted to meet with the kids and tell them the truth. >> reporter: but he says the district suddenly cancelled his planned meeting. the school district's media rep said she was too busy to explain on camera but denied there ever was a meeting. the sheriff defends arizona's law that allows his deputies to check people's citizenships. >> we have a right to call immigration and check you out. >> reporter: but the sheriff's reach is being investigated by the justice department, a two- year investigation found latino drivers in his county are four to nine tim
known to be highly susceptible to flooding. >> america mess controversial sheriff is in hostile territory tonight. arizona joe arpaio in san francisco as an invited guest december bright strong public sentiment against him. lillian spoke with the sheriff who has made a name for himself bio posing illegal immigration. >>reporter: infamous sheriff hit the town tonight receiving san francisco style welcome at johns grill. customers were shocked to see him. >> kudo to san francisco the fact that we show the example of what he should be following which is embracing everyone. >>reporter: arpaio is elected sheriff of arizona maricopa a county for 20 years best known for aggressive stand against illegal immigration. niece san francisco to speak at the california alarm association at the park 55 hotel. >> i'm a little disappointed because from new hampshire to california every time i travel to give a speech i have demonstrators. i don't see any here. >>reporter: yet despite the lack of demonstrations sentiment against sheriff arpaio position is strong in san francisco. and that i
. tragedy happened in area wildly known to be highly susceptible to flooding. >> america mess controversial sheriff is in hostile territory tonight. arizona joe arpaio in san francisco as an invited guest december bright strong public sentiment against him. lillian spoke with the sheriff who has made a name for himself bio posing illegal immigration. >>reporter: infamous sheriff hit the town tonight receiving san francisco style welcome at johns grill. customers were shocked to see him. >> kudo to san francisco the fact that we show the example of what he should be following which is embracing everyone. >>reporter: arpaio is elected sheriff of arizona maricopa a county for 20 years best known for aggressive stand against illegal immigration. niece san francisco to speak at the california alarm association at the park 55 hotel. >> i'm a little disappointed because from new hampshire to california every time i travel to give a speech i have demonstrators. i don't see any here. >>reporter: yet despite the lack of demonstrations sentiment against sheriff arpaio position is strong in san
. >> america mess controversial sheriff is in hostile territory tonight. arizona joe arpaio in san francisco as an invited guest december bright strong public sentiment against him. lillian spoke with the sheriff who has made a name for himself bio posing illegal immigration. >>reporter: infamous sheriff hit the town tonight receiving san francisco style welcome at johns grill. customers were shocked to see him. >> kudo to san francisco the fact that we show the example of what he should be following which is embracing everyone. >>reporter: arpaio is elected sheriff of arizona maricopa a county for 20 years best known for aggressive stand against illegal immigration. niece san francisco to speak at the california alarm association at the park 55 hotel. >> i'm a little disappointed because from new hampshire to california every time i travel to give a speech i have demonstrators. i don't see any here. >>reporter: yet despite the lack of demonstrations sentiment against sheriff arpaio position is strong in san francisco. and that includes the opinion of students here at this middle scho
the lead in the fight for tighter gun control. >> is this america? >> i don't think so >>catherine: will have more on local schools and gun- control but first,grant lodes is standing by elementary school shooting. >> today, children across connecticut saw something classes. uniformed police are in or around most of the state's schools. but sandy hook school in newtown remains closed and may never reopen. truckloads desks, shelves, bulletin boards and abandoned backpacks. taken from the scene of the massacre to a recently closed school in nearby monroe. the former middle school is where the sandy hill students will resume classes. volunteer contractors spent the weekend installing smaller facilities for the younger students. >> when the children come in whenever the school has started they walk into a classroom that looks as close as possible as their classroom that they left." >> the sandy hill school remains a crime scene. state police working around the clock to determing what happened. >> we did sees significant evidence of the residents. it is a very painstaking processwe're go
sign. coming up on "good morning america" at 7:00, why the makers are refusing to pull its product. >>> this afternoon cal will hold a news conference to introduce the bear's new coach, sonny dykes has hired yesterday to rebill the program he leaves louisiana tech after three seasons. this year -- his bulldogs led the nation in scoring. he runs spread offense expected to bring exciting football to berkeley he has previous experience in pac 12 as assistant at arizona. >>> still ahead, same-sex marriage is now legal in yet another state. the long lines in washington early this morning. >>> house fire takes a life in san francisco, the questions investigators are trying to answer. >>> you can see metering lights on at the bay bridge toll, carpool lanes fastrakers streaming into san francisco, relatively light morning compared to yesterday. -- [ inaudible ] ♪ [ female announcer ] at yoplait, we want you to feel even better about your favorite flavors. so when you call, tweet, and post, we listen. that's why yoplait light and yoplait original are now made with no high fructose corn sy
evading police officers. >>> one of the safest big cities in america has hit a homicide milestone. on friday, san jose police responded to the city's 43rd killing of the year. a 17-year-old boy was gunned down in a neighborhood. last year the city saw 41 homicides. >>> later this morning, a teenager from vallejo will be arraigned on charges of at the same time murder, kidnapping -- attempted murder, kidnapping and sexual assault. police say the 14-year-old abducted a 65-year-old woman at gunpoint from a shopping center parking lot last month. they say he forced her to drive several miles before sexually assaulting and beating her. police believe it was a random act. >>> former bart police officer johannes mehserle is expected back in court this morning trying to get his conviction overturned into the 2009 shooting death of oscar grant an unarmed man who had been detained by police. mehserle already served his two- year prison term for involuntary manslaughter but wants to clear his name. lawyers for grant's family will argue against overturning the conviction. >>> it could be as s
and they are warning it's not free money. >> they are not being told about the downside. >> right now in america, 57,000 seniors in reverse mortgages are in danger of losing their homes. nearly 10% forecast rate, four times higher than traditional mortgages. the department of housing and you urban development will recommend seniors be very careful with reverse mortgages. >> reverse mortgage the last option? >> i think it should be. absolutely. >> an option. >> it's wonderful house. >> linda regrets taking. >> i hope somebody will enjoy it. >> the international olympic committee has stripped medals from four athletes at athens olympics after reanalyzing their samples but lance armstrong is keeping his bronze medal for the time being. they postponed on a season whether to revoke his bronze from the games in sydney. >> the courts of los angeles and long beach are open once again, striking clerical workers reached a tentative agreement with the port's 14 shipping lines ending an eight day walkout that cost an estimated one billion in trade per day. the ports of long beach and l.a. handle a full 44% of t
school officials want the man known as america's toughest sheriff to write a letter to students after being denied the opportunity to speak with them in person. the sheriff from arizona has gained fame for making prisoners wear pink under wear and work on chain gangs. he's in san francisco for a conference and receive aid bundle of letters written in spanish from students at james lick middle school criticizing his outspoken efforts to enforce immigration laws in the phoenix area. he calls the letters hate mail. he wanted to speak with the students. >> i don't blame the kids i'm concerned about the paernts. maybe influencing kids in a wrong way he has gained fame for making inmates, as i said wear pink under wear ask his strong stand on immigration. it's been so controversial. >> a dead whale is drawing a lot after tension in southern california not just for sites but smell. the 40,000 pound whale is decomposing on this beach in malibu not far from homes of celebrities including barbara streisand. theas on a private beach. the state and city and los angeles county say it is not their
. and you are sending a message to all of america and believe me the hearts and prayers of america are with you tonight. >> mourners stayed at the church hours after the service ended to pray and remember the victims. >> new town is more than 300 years old, in the southwest part of the state. it was founded in 1705 . many people who live there work and drive to new york city. new town is well off economicly with a medium household income of $108,000. today $108,000. >> an oregon mall where a gunman opened fire killing three has reopened with tight security. memorial books and stars will be available throughout the weekend for shoppers at the town center near portland to leave messages. mourners also attended a vigil and plans in the works for a permanent memorial. officials say extra security is in place. >> the connecticut school shooting is also drawing comparisons to the columbine tragedy where two students killed 13. some survivors say news of the connecticut shooting was particularly difficult to hear because they are now parents themselves. first responders at columbine
. >> and that is president obama as he seeks to comfort the community of newtown community and the rest of america in services this evening recall the horror of the shooting and the innocence of the victims. mr.obama met with the families of the 26 killed. he called on the nation to do more to keep children safe. >>> meantime new information is coming to light about how gunman adam lanza pulled out friday's shooting. he used his rifle to blow the door open. he then killed the principal and school counselor. >> churchgoers in newtown were traumatized once again today when someone phoned in a death threat during services. the saint rose of lima catholic church was evacuated then a s.w.a.t. team searched the facilities for an hour. the threat scared churchgoers who had gone to solice. >> you saw these young children who go to sandy hook school and they were here for service and they were just crying. >>> we have team coverage tonight, we have ktvu's john sasaki in newtown. >> reporter: locals and visitors alike are paying their respects. >> we're thankful that we have our children and we're just, we
the guns used on the killing spree were bought legally. >> in america unless you have a felony conviction or you are adjudicated to be mentally income tent you have ready access to firearms. >> lanza joins the ranks of other mass shooters. the nation is left with a vexing question. how do you keep weapons from men like these when there is an estimated 200 million plus guns already in circulation? >> abc news is devoting next week to coverage of the tragedy "the search for solutions" starts tomorrow morning from 7:00 to 9:00. for the latest tune into the abc7 morning news at 4:30 a.m. >>> here in the bay area, many are turning to their churches for solace. thomas roman has the story. >> at morning mass at saint mary's could you they'd rail in -- cathedral this was written for the victims. he had prayers already planned. >> today is a day to pray, especially for all of those people that were masacred and for their families. >> a great violence has be fallen us again. >> he is the pastor of saint mary's people have come to mass not just to pray, but to try and make some sense of the evil tha
over the cliff. >> reporter: if congress doesn't act, america will ring in the new year with $110 billion in spending cuts and a $500 billion tax increase leaving the average household with a nearly $3,500 hangover. treasury secretary timothy geithner was on capitol hill to present the plan to congress. >> i was flabbergasted. i looked at him, i says, you can't be serious. >> reporter: president obama wants $1.6 trillion in new taxes on the rich, $400 billion in cuts to entitlement programs, such as medicare, and $50 billion in stimulus spending. >> the president and the white house have had three weeks and this is the best we've got?! >> reporter: mitch mcconnell laughed at them last week. now geithner says if they don't like the president's plan, the republicans should present their own ideas. >> we can't try to figure out what works for them. they have to tell us. >> reporter: but secretary geithner made it clear, there will be no deal that does not include a tax hike on the wealthy. >> there's not going to be an agreement without rates going up. >> reporter: no formal negotiat
after falling 40 feet from the fourth level of bank of america stadium in charlotte. it happened during the acc championship game between florida state and georgia tech. the 22-year-old florida man landed on a grassy area below the ramp that fans use to get to the upper level. police say it appears to be accidental. it's the first such incident at this stadium where the carolina panthers play. >>> the edge of america's fiscal cliff is getting closer. can congress reach a deal in time to head off huge spending cuts and higher taxes for everybody? treasury secretary timothy geithner discusses potential impacts on the economy as the high stakes political poker game plays out on capitol hill. it's all coming up on abc this week with george stephanopoulos right here on abc7. >>> a san francisco man and his lost service dog are back together this morning. it's a story you will see only on abc7 news. >> good girl! oh, my sweetness! >> we first brought you the story nearly two weeks ago after someone stole his best friend and constant companion from outside the davis medical center. he took lol
tricks and top 10 list are joining the ranks of america's cultural achievements. the late night comedian received the honors along with dustin hoffman and led zeppelin and buddy guy. the kennedy center honors will air on cbs the day after christmas. >>> and the finale of "the twilight" saga held top office. "breaking dawn," "lincoln," "rising of pi" round it out. we'll be right back. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, nats with more than 60-thousand lights... it's hard to miss. after a two- year hiatus...e caltrain "holiday train" std [cheers and applause] >>> with more than 60,000 lights it is hard to miss it. after a two-year high eightis, the train stopped at eight stations it this weekend to collect toys for local children. during each stop, people had a chance to snap photos of santa -- with santa. all of the donations went to the salvation army. >>> all right, not too much rain our way. be careful oned with. >>s yes. ed with a little wet. the next
america. in a bizarre tale of murder in paradise. plus, we go on the town with country queen loretta lynn. that's on "nightline." >>> well, a protest in egypt erupted in a deadly exchange by rocks and firebombs. opponents of mohamed morsi torched the offices with molotov cocktails. it started with a peaceful protest in cairo, but that ended when they chased off his opponents and then they faced off with rocks and weapons. 276 others were injured. it was sparked because the president passed laws to give himself near absolute power. >>> a woman who devoted her loif caring for others was gunned down. they found her body near sacramento and ward streets. tonight her family and friends are in mourning. leslie brinkley is at the imerkly -- is at the berkeley police department for us. leslie? >> reporter: that's right, carolyn. police tonight identify the victim as tift-year-old pam mullins of berkeley. she died at about this hour last night as she road her boy sickle. >> we got a call of possibly a bicyclist in an injury collision. >> reporter: that was 11:30 on tuesday night. when police arriv
been with bank of america since they first started. we work with them to help them grow and succeed. we're coming up on 50 employees and delivering to thousands of companies every week. i would definitely say this is a fruitful business. >> >>> dave brubeck died of a heart attack today, one day perfect his 92nd birthday. ♪ [ music ] ♪ >> the pianist and composer was born here in the bay area in concord. brubeck became known for exotic and challenging pieces such as "take five." he broke racial barriers playing in black clubs in the 1950s. >>> one san francisco supervisor is now concerned about the spike in cellphone and tablet thefts in the city. half of the 2,300 robberies committed so far this year involve mobile and tablet devices. reggie kumar says police want people to be aware. >> reporter: a crime of opportunity on this muni bus caught on camera. the victim has her head down and has no idea she's being watched while using her cellphone. when the bus stops, the alleged robber quickly grabs the phone, walks out the door, leaving the victim wondering what just happened. the sam
after the quake unclear how severe. so far damage appears to be minimal. >>> america's most controversial sheriff comes to town this morning. the arizona sheriff known for his aggressive position on illegal immigration will be speaking in san francisco, hostile territory for him. terry mcsweeney is live with what to expect. >> reporter: the sheriff of maricopa county arizona joe arpaio the most controversial and tough sheriff in america speaking to an association of alarm companies today there's a convention going on some are alarmed that he came to san francisco, take a look last night he went to john's grill down the street on ellis and got a chance to meet up with the sisters of perpetual indulgence. he's very aggressive in enforcing immigration law. u.s. justice department says too aggressive they filed a lawsuit against him for racial profiling. parents and teachers had students write letters in spanish accusing arpaio of being a racist and breaking up families. he wanted to respond face-to-face and set something up for today, the school cancelled. >> he can explain eve
with bank of america since they first started. we work with them to help them grow and succeed. we're coming up on 50 employees and delivering to thousands of companies every week. i would definitely say this is a fruitful business. talks have broken down yet again. the league rejected the pl >>> nhl labor talks have broken down yet again. the league rejected the players proposal on an 8 year agreement saying it was unacceptable and there was no need to continue talks today. the nhl and the players have been without an agreement since september 16th. thursday was the 82nd day of the lock out. >>> thursday night's football with denver in town. >> was there a game last night. >> there was a game. we were all watching. >> and we're required by law to show you highlights too. the broncos scored on the first drive. peyton manning had a monster game. raiders down 13-0 when carson palmer found derek mcfadden. he goes in. first time he's played in a month with the bad ankle. but a raider r fumble led to another bronco touchdown. michelle, hold back. >>> the play of the day is so good it took three n
of this operation blitzkrieg german for lightning war. bank of america risk management department says it's operating under the assumes an attack will take place and defend itself accordingly. >> big news out of washington. susan rice has pulled her name out of consideration to be the secretary of state. withdrawal remavs a major source of tension between the white house and congressional republicans. here's tm jake tapper. >> in a letter to the president today u.s. ambassador to the united nations susan rice wrote quote the posts of secretary of state should never be politica political. i'm sad we have reached this point even before you have decided whom to nominate. and she shared the news on nbc. >> i didn't want to see a confirmation process that was very prolonged. very politica political, very distracting. very disruptive because there are so many things we need to get done as a country. >>reporter: just weeks ago rice tough smart rising star in the obama administration was the president's top choice to serve as next secretary of state. but she grew a lightning storm of repub
today those we spoke to wanted to emphasize the majority of gun owners in america are responsible. mike mibach, ktvu channel 2 news. [ singing ] >>> more than 200 people gathered to pray and pay tribute today. today's mass was dedicated to the sandy hook elementary school shooting victims. choir students sang before and after the services and the archbishop placed a wreath for those killed. >>> a u.s. marine is spending his days on guard. he is volunteering to stand outside a elementary school. the principal is happy to have him there. he is in the reserves after his last tour in afghanistan. >>> very tense moments after a u.s. marine was shot at after driving on highway 85. the highway closed about 2:00 p.m. this afternoon. and traffic as you see there was backed up for miles. the freeway was reopened before 3:00 p.m. this afternoon. ktvu's ken pritchett is live near the scene with more on what happened. >> reporter: that intersection is where it meets highway 85, the marine took that off ramp about 1:00 p.m. to find out why his window shatters and now investigators want to know who sh
there are 36 gun dealers. >> they believe the guns used on the killing spree were bought legally. >> in america unless you have a felony conviction or you are adjudicated to be mentally income tent you have ready access to firearms. >> lanza joins the ranks of other mass shooters. the nation is left with a vexing question. how do you keep weapons from men like these when there is an estimatedlus guns million plus guns already in circulation? >> abc news is devoting next week to coverage of the tragedy "the search for solutions" starts tomorrow morning from 7:00 to 9:00. for the latest tune into the abc7 morning news at 4:30 a.m. >>> here in the bay area, many are turning to their churches for solace. thomas roman has the story. >> at morning mass at saint mary's could you they'd rail in -- cathedral this was written for the victims. he had prayers already planned. >> today is a day to pray, especially for all of those people that were masacred and for their families. >> a great violence has be fallen us again. >> he is the pastor of saint mary's people have come to mass not just to pray, but to
. >>> a question everyone in america wants to know. what lawmakers in washington are doing to try to avoid the fiscal cliff. good evening. i'm ann notarangelo. a san francisco woman traumatized after being robbed on the street. she was not injured. and the thief only got a few dollars. but patrick shows us what he took from her was much more valuable than money. >> i heard him say, then i'm going to kill your dog. >> pekingese, 12 years old. sweetest thing ever. >> reporter: she asked not to be named. this woman was robbed yesterday, not only of money, but her best friend roxy, who she loved most on this earth. >> she was my best friend. >> reporter: she had lost her phone in her car, so she parked to look for it at leavenworth and golden gate when a man approached her. >> he said, give me all your money. >> reporter: he then went through her pockets and found only $5. and roxy started barking. >> he said, i'm going to kill your dog. and he grabbed roxy. all of a sudden i see her fly towards traffic. he threw her towards oncoming traffic. >> reporter: roxy was rushed to er but it was too l
by a young girlfriend and an entourage >> this is my life in america, >> as police showed up to arrest him for entering the country illegally, mcafee even in custody, he sounded "i am using the computer of one of the wardens, or gentleman. authorities denied his request for political asylum, mcafee reportedly collapsed. he was rushed to the >>pam: apple and samsung are back in court today. batteling over their patent lawsuit. apple won the first round in august, when a u=s district court judge ruled that samsung would pay apple over a billion dollars in damages. that's not enough for apple our tech reporter gabe slate is here. case? >> 1.0 $5 billion was the verdict earlier this year. apparently that was not enough that hearing is still going on and the san jose and the judge said that she is likely to reduce that $ 1.05 billion.. fine... with her belief that the jurors could have underestimated the danger is implicated. the details of the verdict in the month of august. nothing has happened yet samsung has not paid one penny to apple. they have appealed this decision in hopes of a mistria
is going to be about the right to carry one in at bank of america, we're continuing to lend and invest in the people, businesses, and organizations that call the bay area home. whether it's helping a nonprofit provide safe, affordable housing within the city, supporting an organization that's helping kids find jobs and stay in school, or financing the expansion of a local company that's creating healthier workplaces, what's important to the people of the bay area is important to us. and we're proud to work with all those who are making our communities stronger. >> legal experts say that the bake next issue will be the right to carry a gun public. a federal appeals court in chicago this week overturned a statewide ban on carrying concealed weapons. that ruling is at odds with those of other federal courts that have mostly upheld state and local gun laws restricting their use. legal experts say that competing rulings from appellate courts. mean the fight over this issue is likely headed for supreme court review. >> a heated interview on piers morgan as a gun advocate said banning guns is
after what happened on friday in new town conn. >> did you know that children ages 5 to 15 in america are 13 times as likely to be murdered with guns as children compared to kids in other industrialized countries? >> that is according to a public health specialist at harvard. in australia in 1996, a mass killing of 35 people lead to a national fire arms agreement. the buyback of guns and tighter gun rules for licensing as a storage. after 14 years of that law going into effect, there is been not been one shooting. canada requires a 28 day waiting period to buy a handgun, and imposes a clever safeguard: umpire should have the support of. >> your vet says she is not sure of what a lot were waiting to hear what accomplished just get rid of assault weapons we need to find some answers soon. >> thank you and me. >> is 7:57 a.m. we will be back with more in a couple of minutes as we take a faa look at the fog and rain in walnut creek. (male announcer) live from the bay area's news station, this is the kron 4 morning news. kron 4 news at a in starts now. >> thank you for joining us on this
that phillip tonge held up a bank of america branch in the richmond district in november. he allegedly handed the teller a note saying he was armed. investigators used video to identify him and matched his fingerprints with the ones on the note. >>> and three people are in custody in connection with the murder of two teenaged girls in east oakland. according to investigators, the two adults and juvenile were arrested after one made admissions connect the trio to the murders. -year-old bobby sartain and raquel gerstel were killed. >>> a man in indiana is facing serious charges after he allegedly threatened to kill people at an elementary school near his home. police found 47 guns and about $100,000 worth of ammunition. inside the cedar lake home of von meyer. he now faces charges of felony intimidation. >>> two police officers are dead and the search for their killer is under way in topeka, kansas. the officers were responding to a report of a suspicious vehicle when they were shot yesterday outside a grocery store. investigators say they are looking for a 22-year-old man, although they have n
. >> buckingham pal yags yas says kate is about 12 week as long and good morning america sent laura spencer to london. you'll see the reports beginning tomorrow at 7:00 a.m. >> fwit twiter fans will soon from a new high profile person to follow, pope benedict. he will tweet in eight languages. the vatican says the pope will respond to questions about faith during the weekly general audience. >> twitter handle is shall we say app in english. it's a good name meaning hope and bridge builder. this suggests unity. >> the pope sent a tweet last year from a vatican account. part of the efforts to increase its presence in social media. in order to spread the faith. >> coming up next, michael finney helps a woman settle a dispute with exxon. >> they've been sending her checks to ts wrong place for >>> a san francisco woman inherited her mother's estate, but one company refused to recognize it that is until she contacted michael finney and michael is here now with her story. >> this went on a long time. >> yes. >> her mother died in 2003. nine years ate later she was still battling to get dividend c
francisco has the lowest percentage of children out of major cities in america. only 13.4% of the city's approximately 800,000 residents are under 80 years old. >> wthis is for you. a new company golden spike announce that you can go get a round trip tickets to the moon for $1.5 million by 2020. the company is selling this moon trip to the nation's, corporations, and individuals. golden spikes says that they're putting much of the details together for these flights. >>
one-bedroom apartment. the fruit guys has been with bank of america since they first started. we work with them to help them grow and succeed. we're coming up on 50 employees and delivering to thousands of companies every week. i would definitely say this is a fruitful business. >>> an arrest warrant is out for cat williams. they issued the warrant yesterday in connection with a pursuit last month. california highway patrol says he led them on a chase after he was driving a motorcycle on a sidewalk in downtown sacramento. officers say he nearly hit 5 people during the pursuit. it came days after he was questioned in oakland for hitting a man with a bottle. >>> police closed their investigation into a fall at the oakland coliseum last night that raiders game calling it a medical incident. a man who was around 18 years old toppled over the railing, falling 30 feet. some say the man was sitting on the railings and lost his balance. he is still at the hospital. >>> christmas is coming early for a man and a woman. today they have been given the 50 of mobility. ktvu's julie haener shows us
. >>catherine: ofriday's tragic shooting in connecticut is re-igniting the debate over gun control in america. what prominent lawmakers are saying. and a local expert weighs in on the effort to prevent future tragedies - by tracking warning signs. >> we had rainfall in the bay area. just trace amounts in livermore with more wet weather, the futurecast coming up after the break. >>catherine: andnow for a look at our top stories at eight-thirty. the funerals for 2 of the 26 shooting victims killed in a connecticut school were held today. as that was happening - school supplies were being trucked to a different school building - where classes will eventually resume. and that connecticut community is getting an outpouring of support from around the country. tonight in burlingame, dozens of people attended a vigil for the victims. and many people turned out for gun buy-back programs in both san francisco and oakland. we're learning tonight just how successful those programs turned out to be. people got 2-hundred dollars for every gun that was handed over. nearly 600 guns were turned in gun contro
says the government should give america for christmas this year. >> hi, everyone, i'm leigh glaser. a little break for at least one day and then more rain is due back in here. if you are doing traveling across the state, we will look at that forecast. and even if you are heading >>> bart trains are running after a system wide power was knocked out twice today. a power shortage knocked out the computer system and back up generators a little after 9:00 and then again at 2:00 this afternoon. some riders were stranded an hour before the system was restored. >>> we could hear from the u.s. supreme court about whether it will take up same-sex marriage as early as tomorrow morning. the justices adjourned friday without announcing its plans. the court meets again on monday morning. one of the cases the judges may decide to hear involve california's proposition 8. that's a constitutional ban on gay marriage passed by voters four years ago. the moraga teen denied an eagle scout award because he is gay will be honored by state lawmakers. they spent 10 years working toward the award. last year
week. plus what nancy pelosi says the government should give america for christmas this year. >> hi, everyone, i'm leigh glaser. a little break for at least one day and then more rain is due back in here. if you are doing traveling across the state, we will look at that forecast. and even if you a >>> bart trains are running after a system wide power was knocked out twice today. a power shortage knocked out the computer system and back up generators a little after 9:00 and then again at 2:00 this afternoon. some riders were stranded an hour before the system was restored. >>> we could hear from the u.s. supreme court about whether it will take up same-sex marriage as early as tomorrow morning. the justices adjourned friday without announcing its plans. the court meets again on monday morning. one of the cases the judges may decide to hear involve california's proposition 8. that's a constitutional ban on gay marriage passed by voters four years ago. the moraga teen denied an eagle scout award because he is gay will be honored by state lawmakers. they spent 10 years working toward th
morning america have more on the royal baby. laura will broadcast live from buckingham palace for the latest on kate middleton pregnancy tomorrow morning starting at 7:00 a.m. on abc 7. >> well forty-niner players good on a shopping spree. next on 7 news at 9:00. christmas comes early as team mates play personal for over 60,000 california foster children, the holidays can be an especially difficult time. everything's different now. sometimes i feel all alone. christmas used to be my favorite. i just don't expect anything. what if santa can't find me? to help, sleep train is holding a secret santa toy drive. bring your gift to any sleep train, and help keep the spirit of the holidays alive. not everyone can be a foster parent, but anyone can help a foster child. çel >> firefighters in iowa lit a few spark and in seconds flame flamesen xwuvld the tree. all to prove a point about the dangers of not watering the christmas tree. whether in iowa or here you need to water the tree every single day and keep it away from any flames or heat sources. warning we hear every year bu
$5.1 million will fund fixing the oldest fleet in america giving children an opportunity they otherwise might not have had. >> a lot of folks go every day to school with this. they don't have enough money to pay for the bus. >> they must live 200% below poverty line in order to qualify. reporting from city hall, abc 7 news. >> an fran is a signature away from banning public nudity. the board voting 7-4. protestors tried to interrupt by ripping off clongz.8 officers are ready with towels. the ban just needs the mayor's signature to become law, next year. offenders will face possible jail time for violations. possible exemptions would be beta breakers and gay pride parade. >> oakland city council decided to make a decision on a dog park at lake shore avenue and mcarthur boulevard. oakland residents will have the opportunity to voice their opinions first. the meeting starts at 5:30. >> this afternoon aj strike by clerks shut down the ports of los angeles and long beach. following all night talks both sides agreed to early federal mediation. >> i'm more optimistic. there is
: in the pipe lane for fda approval that is very different and same as america faith fish dinner. fda won't say when it will give final approval. the company says it could good out of business before it does. jim avila, abc news washington. >> well it is not often you hear about people in their 20's suffering a stroke but that is what happened to the star of the old show melt on in the middle. actor frank nunez tweet dad that he was hospitalized last we can after suffering a ministroke young man. clinic says a ministroke doesn't december industry brain cell or cause permanent disability lake major stroke does. he turns 27 tomorrow. awfully young to have that happen. >>> now to incredible police dash video out of texas. begins as traffic stop until the officers hear a scream from the trunk of the car. the arrest, rescue all caught on tape. l john reports this. >>reporter: newly released police dash cam video capturing routine traffic stop that business to become anything but routine. what cops doptd know yet there's a man tied up in that trunk. fearing for his life. that man 22-year-o
the buck to taxpayers. >>> first, this morning's america's money report. >>> good morning. mega bank lay-offs, city group announced plans to -- citigroup announced plans to slash 11,000 jobs, wall street had a good day, dow rose 82 points yesterday to close above 13,000. investors appeared optimistic after avoiding the fiscal cliff after the president suggested a deal could be reached in a week. government issues new warning about reverse mortgages that give seniors immediate cash payment in exchange for future equity. today the obama administration will recommend seniors be careful before signing one. new starbucks likely coming to a neighborhood near you, planning to open 1500 more cafes over the next five years, averaging two ♪ we were skipping stones and letting go ♪ ♪ over the river and down the road ♪ [ female announcer ] at nature valley, we know nature comes together in amazing ways. that's why we bring together natural ingredients, like dark chocolate with toasted oats, or sweet golden honey. perfect combinations of nature's delicious ingredients, from nature valley. ♪
in one of america's most immigrant friendly cities. drag queens calling themselves the sisters of perpetual indulgence invaded a dinner party for joe arpaio. hi tried to speak at a san francisco middle school l yesterday and after he received 50 letters in spanish from 8th 8th graders questioning him about his immigration views, but the school canceled the meeting. >> they accused me of running concentration camps. they called me a racist. i can go on and on. so i just wanted to meet with the kids and tell them the truth. >> the school district's representative said she was too busy to explain on camera but denied there was ever a meeting to take place. >>> 5:39, one of the tea parties movement favorite lawmakers is leaving the senate. south carolina republican jim demint announced he's cutting it short. he's joining the heritage foundation and has already said he would not run for a term in 2016. >>> new fares about chemical weapons in syria, how the u.s. is stepping up efforts to end the civil war. >> an amazing video of some neighbors that are under water down in argentina,
would check in with janu who has the look at our week in america as well as erica will is watching our friday morning commute. >> (male announcer): live from the bay area this is the kron 4 morning news. kron 4 news at 5:00 a.m. starts now. >> good morning the top stores we are following this friday morning december 7th and is in critical of condition this morning after he fell from the oakland coliseum will have a live report coming up. >> the supreme court could make a decision on televisia telephone is propositn 8. >> a major earthquake strikes off the coast of japan early this morning we will have more in a few minutes. >> that skidmore on your forecast with janu it >> the view from the golden gate bridge we have a quiet day ahead of a spirit low visibility of the north bay we are expecting mostly sunny skies and the afternoon slightly warmer- yes today. partly cloudy and cool into the evening we will track the visibility the fog in your temperatures in my next forecast. >> good morning as we take a live look outside at the approach to the bay bridge toll of all is well in the traf
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